In-yer-face Theatre: British Drama Today

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Faber & Faber, 2001 - Drama - 274 pages
The most controversial and newsworthy plays of British theatre are a rash of rude, vicious and provocative pieces by a brat pack of twentysomethings whose debuts startled critics and audiences with their heady mix of sex, violence and street-poetry. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government. The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shoppin.

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About the author (2001)

Aleks Sierz is "Tribune's" (U.K.) theater critic, & also reviews for "The Stage". He works as a freelance journalist & teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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